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  • Republican state lawmakers push for restrictions on voting

    CONCORD, N.H. – As President Donald Trump hurls unfounded allegations of colossal fraud in last fall's election, lawmakers in at least 20 mostly Repub ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 8:13 am
  • Lake in the Hills plans to replace infected ash trees within 3 years

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Within three years, Lake in the Hills officials are hoping to replace the nearly 1,800 ash trees that were removed from parkways i ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • Marengo wine bar, shop concept nixed

    MARENGO – The proposed Connie’s Corkery wine bar and shop won’t be coming to Marengo after all.Jason ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • Trump's pick for labor secretary hired undocumented worker

    WASHINGTON – Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder acknowledged Tuesday that he had employed an undocumented worker as a housekeeper, putting him agai ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • Crystal Lake to apply for federal money to rebuild Route 14-Virginia Road intersection

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The city will petition for federal funds to defray the costs of improving the three-way intersection of Route 14 and Virginia Road.
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:34 pm
  • 2 states say allowing President Trump's travel ban would 'unleash chaos again'

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump's ban on refugees an ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 8:26 am
  • Tee 2 Green Indoor Golf in Huntley to move forward with outdoor entertainment center plans

    HUNTLEY – Huntley village officials have given the OK for Tee 2 Green Indoor Golf to begin the formal development review and approval process for its ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:59 am
  • Lake in the Hills recognized for excellence in financial reporting

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – A Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was awarded to the village of Lake in the Hills for its compreh ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:57 am
  • Ad hoc McHenry County Board committee OKs electronic voting rules

    WOODSTOCK – An ad-hoc McHenry County Board committee recommended approval of changes to board rules that would cover the use of a new electronic votin ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:40 pm
  • U.S. hits 13 people, dozen companies in new Iran sanctions

    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on 13 people and a dozen companies in response to Iran's recent ballistic missile te ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Fact Check: Kellyanee Conway cites Bowling Green 'massacre' that didn't happen

    A top aide to President Donald Trump has cited a 2011 "massacre" in Kentucky that never happened as a reason why the administration's temporary ban on ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 7:08 am
  • Congress scraps Obama rules on coal mining, guns

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Congress on Thursday scrapped Obama-era rules on the environment and guns, counting on a new ally in the White ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • President Trump vows to repeal political limits on churches

    WASHINGTON – Warning that religious freedom is "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal the Johnson Amendment, an IRS rule barr ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Ad-hoc McHenry County Board committee to review rule changes for electronic voting

    WOODSTOCK – An ad-hoc McHenry County Board committee will weigh in Thursday on rule changes that would cover the new electronic voting system implemen ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • State Rep. Allen Skillicorn filing bill to carry proposed balanced budget

    A local state representative will make an effort to carry a state budget plan developed by a conservative free-market group.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:54 pm
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